Taylor boycotts poultry over Allardyce sacking

First published in Sport

GRAHAM Taylor says he will be boycotting turkey and chicken this Christmas in protest at the decision by Blackburn Rovers owners Venky's to sack Sam Allardyce.

The Indian poultry giants made the decision to dismiss Allardyce on Monday despite the manager’s impressive record of results since arriving at Ewood Park two years.

Taylor was famously branded a ‘turnip’ by a newspaper during his time as England boss but has now directed his anger at a different food product.

“For the first time in many, many years I will be having roast beef for Christmas dinner rather than turkey or chicken,” he said.

“It will be my protest against what is happening at Blackburn Rovers and what is happening to our football in this country.

“What the hell is going on? I feel very strongly and passionate about this because I see the game being taken over by non-football people.”

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2:01pm Fri 17 Dec 10

Redbike says...

What a Tit.
What a Tit. Redbike
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2:01pm Fri 17 Dec 10

MikeD says...

You pathetic loser. How old are you? What the hell has a turkey got to do with a chicken anyway? It's like saying a pig is a cow.
You pathetic loser. How old are you? What the hell has a turkey got to do with a chicken anyway? It's like saying a pig is a cow. MikeD
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2:04pm Fri 17 Dec 10

roverspal says...

no i think it said TURNIP.. what taylor forgets and does not wants illiterate people to realise is that we finally have found someone who wants to invest in us..
COME ON YOU BLUES
no i think it said TURNIP.. what taylor forgets and does not wants illiterate people to realise is that we finally have found someone who wants to invest in us.. COME ON YOU BLUES roverspal
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2:06pm Fri 17 Dec 10

ole_ole_ole_givet says...

Unless he's importing from Vietnam, what's it got to do with Venkys.

Just enjoy your Christmas turkey in respect of the late, great Bernard Matthews. Bootiful.
Unless he's importing from Vietnam, what's it got to do with Venkys. Just enjoy your Christmas turkey in respect of the late, great Bernard Matthews. Bootiful. ole_ole_ole_givet
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2:08pm Fri 17 Dec 10

NickH1982 says...

He is a turnip
He is a turnip NickH1982
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2:09pm Fri 17 Dec 10

Dickiepayshey says...

The duck egg's comments make it a racing cert that he won't feature on the shortlist. :-)
The duck egg's comments make it a racing cert that he won't feature on the shortlist. :-) Dickiepayshey
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2:26pm Fri 17 Dec 10

simongarnerswindowcleaner says...

Anyone ever seen GT on Blackburn Market looking for a good bird? Anyone got a longer ladder than my 30ft one so that I can watch the West Ham match gratis from over the top of the Riverside?
Anyone ever seen GT on Blackburn Market looking for a good bird? Anyone got a longer ladder than my 30ft one so that I can watch the West Ham match gratis from over the top of the Riverside? simongarnerswindowcleaner
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2:26pm Fri 17 Dec 10

elma says...

....as opposed to football people, like Elton John.
....as opposed to football people, like Elton John. elma
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2:30pm Fri 17 Dec 10

buxtonclaret says...

So, Graham. . . Turnip soup & spouts for Christmas dinner then?
So, Graham. . . Turnip soup & spouts for Christmas dinner then? buxtonclaret
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2:40pm Fri 17 Dec 10

kick out says...

Go vietnam and you will find a slaughterhouse for dogs try having that this xmas
Go vietnam and you will find a slaughterhouse for dogs try having that this xmas kick out
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3:33pm Fri 17 Dec 10

bobinspain says...

Ohhhhh! Hark at 'er.
She sounds dead vexed.
Ohhhhh! Hark at 'er. She sounds dead vexed. bobinspain
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3:35pm Fri 17 Dec 10

Keep Darwen Green says...

I suppose i sympathise with him. He's just seen his star pupil get the boot. Graham Turnip Taylor. The father of the percentage game, or the big oof as we like to call it. Go away, maybe you and sam can kick it to one another from different continents, hes in Qatar drying his throw in towels. The one with the most corners and throw ins wins. I always thought he had a look of Ken dodd so tatty bye
I suppose i sympathise with him. He's just seen his star pupil get the boot. Graham Turnip Taylor. The father of the percentage game, or the big oof as we like to call it. Go away, maybe you and sam can kick it to one another from different continents, hes in Qatar drying his throw in towels. The one with the most corners and throw ins wins. I always thought he had a look of Ken dodd so tatty bye Keep Darwen Green
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4:01pm Fri 17 Dec 10

smellthecoffee says...

I think the whole point of the story is that GT sees the likes of Venkys, Mike Ashley, Eggert Magnusson, Alexandre Gaydamak etc etc destroying our game. I don't think the headline was of particular importence. Nice to see the anti-Sam Venky chums still out in force to spin their magic!
I think the whole point of the story is that GT sees the likes of Venkys, Mike Ashley, Eggert Magnusson, Alexandre Gaydamak etc etc destroying our game. I don't think the headline was of particular importence. Nice to see the anti-Sam Venky chums still out in force to spin their magic! smellthecoffee
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4:10pm Fri 17 Dec 10

The ball is round so pass it! says...

smellthecoffee wrote:
I think the whole point of the story is that GT sees the likes of Venkys, Mike Ashley, Eggert Magnusson, Alexandre Gaydamak etc etc destroying our game. I don't think the headline was of particular importence. Nice to see the anti-Sam Venky chums still out in force to spin their magic!
Of course the fact he took Elton's money at Watford to first gain any success is lost on both him and you Smelly?
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I think you and Eddie Eagle should apply for jobs at Ewood as you have both missed your vocation. Eddie should send letters to everyone within a 10 mile radius of Ewood and on the data base asking them why they are not at Ewood on a match day (like Vicars used to do about Church on Sunday). If the reply is not acceptable he can send you round to threaten them as its all you have done this week with anyone who does not agree with you.
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The King is Gone,
Long Live The King!
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All true Rovers fans will be relieved they can hope to watch good football on the hallowed Ewood again.
[quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: I think the whole point of the story is that GT sees the likes of Venkys, Mike Ashley, Eggert Magnusson, Alexandre Gaydamak etc etc destroying our game. I don't think the headline was of particular importence. Nice to see the anti-Sam Venky chums still out in force to spin their magic![/p][/quote]Of course the fact he took Elton's money at Watford to first gain any success is lost on both him and you Smelly? . I think you and Eddie Eagle should apply for jobs at Ewood as you have both missed your vocation. Eddie should send letters to everyone within a 10 mile radius of Ewood and on the data base asking them why they are not at Ewood on a match day (like Vicars used to do about Church on Sunday). If the reply is not acceptable he can send you round to threaten them as its all you have done this week with anyone who does not agree with you. . The King is Gone, Long Live The King! . All true Rovers fans will be relieved they can hope to watch good football on the hallowed Ewood again. The ball is round so pass it!
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4:31pm Fri 17 Dec 10

Iii1111 says...

Do I not like that.....Pearcey Pearcey I don't like chicken tonite:)
Do I not like that.....Pearcey Pearcey I don't like chicken tonite:) Iii1111
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5:55pm Fri 17 Dec 10

hasslem hasslem says...

yesterday's men hang on to today,
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to sing in the old fashioned way
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it must get better in the long run
yesterday's men hang on to today, . to sing in the old fashioned way . it must get better in the long run hasslem hasslem
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6:28pm Fri 17 Dec 10

taurus1530 says...

Lol silly pratt best he stick to his turnips then.
Lol silly pratt best he stick to his turnips then. taurus1530
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7:47pm Fri 17 Dec 10

Mrlee152 says...

Chicken?
I DO NOT like that.
Chicken? I DO NOT like that. Mrlee152
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10:57pm Fri 17 Dec 10

timeforcommonsense says...

I wonder if all these people will be so jovial when Rovers are playing the dingles again next season?
I wonder if all these people will be so jovial when Rovers are playing the dingles again next season? timeforcommonsense
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12:33am Sat 18 Dec 10

Pele'sLimpC**k says...

Graham Taylor is a turnip headed hypocritical pr*ck... i don't believe that our new owners have handled the recent events as best as they could have, far from it... but for somebody who quite happily took his wage from a (at the time) cocaine snorting, alcoholic pop start beggars belief... "Do I Not Like Chickens"!!
Graham Taylor is a turnip headed hypocritical pr*ck... i don't believe that our new owners have handled the recent events as best as they could have, far from it... but for somebody who quite happily took his wage from a (at the time) cocaine snorting, alcoholic pop start beggars belief... "Do I Not Like Chickens"!! Pele'sLimpC**k
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1:32am Sat 18 Dec 10

bluerob says...

I think he is making a general comment about what is happening to our game, and what has happened at BRFC is a disgrace.
Our reputation has been ruined in a few short days and a VERY good manager has been treated very badly, he did a great job for us and deserved some time and money to show what he could do.
I think he is making a general comment about what is happening to our game, and what has happened at BRFC is a disgrace. Our reputation has been ruined in a few short days and a VERY good manager has been treated very badly, he did a great job for us and deserved some time and money to show what he could do. bluerob
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8:11am Sat 18 Dec 10

kimberim says...

And HALAL chickens too. I think we are should boycot them like Graham Taylor. Who wants to eat anything that as been made to suffer just so some indian muslim can buy a football club and sack a great manager.
And HALAL chickens too. I think we are should boycot them like Graham Taylor. Who wants to eat anything that as been made to suffer just so some indian muslim can buy a football club and sack a great manager. kimberim
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8:20am Sat 18 Dec 10

Rover78 says...

Can I just ask how all these numptys who keep saying we will go down know this? Are u all mind readers or something?! Get behind the team, steve keane and the new owners it get a taxi to turf moor! I'll flipping pay for it! Get a grip u mindless idiots!! I wonder if the new owners were White if you'd all be giving the same chat then????'!!!! Loosers go support Burnley if you aren't happy and think we ate going down!! Et a grip!!!
Can I just ask how all these numptys who keep saying we will go down know this? Are u all mind readers or something?! Get behind the team, steve keane and the new owners it get a taxi to turf moor! I'll flipping pay for it! Get a grip u mindless idiots!! I wonder if the new owners were White if you'd all be giving the same chat then????'!!!! Loosers go support Burnley if you aren't happy and think we ate going down!! Et a grip!!! Rover78
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8:21am Sat 18 Dec 10

Rover78 says...

Can I just ask how all these numptys who keep saying we will go down know this? Are u all mind readers or something?! Get behind the team, steve keane and the new owners it get a taxi to turf moor! I'll flipping pay for it! Get a grip u mindless idiots!! I wonder if the new owners were White if you'd all be giving the same chat then????'!!!! Loosers go support Burnley if you aren't happy and think we ate going down!! Et a grip!!!
Can I just ask how all these numptys who keep saying we will go down know this? Are u all mind readers or something?! Get behind the team, steve keane and the new owners it get a taxi to turf moor! I'll flipping pay for it! Get a grip u mindless idiots!! I wonder if the new owners were White if you'd all be giving the same chat then????'!!!! Loosers go support Burnley if you aren't happy and think we ate going down!! Et a grip!!! Rover78
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8:21am Sat 18 Dec 10

Rover78 says...

Can I just ask how all these numptys who keep saying we will go down know this? Are u all mind readers or something?! Get behind the team, steve keane and the new owners it get a taxi to turf moor! I'll flipping pay for it! Get a grip u mindless idiots!! I wonder if the new owners were White if you'd all be giving the same chat then????'!!!! Loosers go support Burnley if you aren't happy and think we ate going down!! Et a grip!!!
Can I just ask how all these numptys who keep saying we will go down know this? Are u all mind readers or something?! Get behind the team, steve keane and the new owners it get a taxi to turf moor! I'll flipping pay for it! Get a grip u mindless idiots!! I wonder if the new owners were White if you'd all be giving the same chat then????'!!!! Loosers go support Burnley if you aren't happy and think we ate going down!! Et a grip!!! Rover78
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8:38am Sat 18 Dec 10

Lamp it! says...

bluerob wrote:
I think he is making a general comment about what is happening to our game, and what has happened at BRFC is a disgrace. Our reputation has been ruined in a few short days and a VERY good manager has been treated very badly, he did a great job for us and deserved some time and money to show what he could do.
sam did a job, but if you are looking forward and want to change the style of play(like almost everyone wants) he had to go. he's a one trick pony.
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why is getting rid of a manager a disgrace? why is brfcs reputation ruined. don't believe the hype! dont get carried away with this media sensationalised circus.
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he showed what he could do. he plays crappy football, falls out with last years player of the year, comes out with unbelievable and stupid comments, blames everyone except himself, takes credit when its not his to take...
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come on rovers fans, get behind the lads today and lets get some atmosphere in ewood again.
[quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: I think he is making a general comment about what is happening to our game, and what has happened at BRFC is a disgrace. Our reputation has been ruined in a few short days and a VERY good manager has been treated very badly, he did a great job for us and deserved some time and money to show what he could do.[/p][/quote]sam did a job, but if you are looking forward and want to change the style of play(like almost everyone wants) he had to go. he's a one trick pony. . why is getting rid of a manager a disgrace? why is brfcs reputation ruined. don't believe the hype! dont get carried away with this media sensationalised circus. . he showed what he could do. he plays crappy football, falls out with last years player of the year, comes out with unbelievable and stupid comments, blames everyone except himself, takes credit when its not his to take... . come on rovers fans, get behind the lads today and lets get some atmosphere in ewood again. Lamp it!
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9:44am Sat 18 Dec 10

chocky says...

He really is a clown..
He really is a clown.. chocky
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10:07am Sat 18 Dec 10

timeforcommonsense says...

Rover78 wrote:
Can I just ask how all these numptys who keep saying we will go down know this? Are u all mind readers or something?! Get behind the team, steve keane and the new owners it get a taxi to turf moor! I'll flipping pay for it! Get a grip u mindless idiots!! I wonder if the new owners were White if you'd all be giving the same chat then????'!!!! Loosers go support Burnley if you aren't happy and think we ate going down!! Et a grip!!!
Race, religion, colour, creed. It doesn't come into it. You have a bunch of people who probably just wanted to get a foot in the European poultry market and they have thought what better way than to make yourself high profile by buying a premiership club. They don't give a toss about Rovers and there will be many more unwanted input from these non footballing people. They are only interested in their money. It's about being realistic, wake up. I am taking the view that Venky's are bad for Rovers from the little I have seen so far, non of it good, not even the amount of money being banded around will see Rovers able to compete as a top 5 club. If I am wrong than there will be no-one happier and I will be the first to hold my hand up and say I was wrong. Unfortunately experience tells me I am more likely to be trying to stop myself from telling all you pie in the sky numpties............
. I told you so.
[quote][p][bold]Rover78[/bold] wrote: Can I just ask how all these numptys who keep saying we will go down know this? Are u all mind readers or something?! Get behind the team, steve keane and the new owners it get a taxi to turf moor! I'll flipping pay for it! Get a grip u mindless idiots!! I wonder if the new owners were White if you'd all be giving the same chat then????'!!!! Loosers go support Burnley if you aren't happy and think we ate going down!! Et a grip!!![/p][/quote]Race, religion, colour, creed. It doesn't come into it. You have a bunch of people who probably just wanted to get a foot in the European poultry market and they have thought what better way than to make yourself high profile by buying a premiership club. They don't give a toss about Rovers and there will be many more unwanted input from these non footballing people. They are only interested in their money. It's about being realistic, wake up. I am taking the view that Venky's are bad for Rovers from the little I have seen so far, non of it good, not even the amount of money being banded around will see Rovers able to compete as a top 5 club. If I am wrong than there will be no-one happier and I will be the first to hold my hand up and say I was wrong. Unfortunately experience tells me I am more likely to be trying to stop myself from telling all you pie in the sky numpties............ . I told you so. timeforcommonsense
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10:12am Sat 18 Dec 10

timeforcommonsense says...

By the way Rover78 you either need a new keyboard or you need to stop typing after a night on the town..........
By the way Rover78 you either need a new keyboard or you need to stop typing after a night on the town.......... timeforcommonsense
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10:20am Sat 18 Dec 10

Rover78 says...

timeforcommonsense wrote:
Rover78 wrote:
Can I just ask how all these numptys who keep saying we will go down know this? Are u all mind readers or something?! Get behind the team, steve keane and the new owners it get a taxi to turf moor! I'll flipping pay for it! Get a grip u mindless idiots!! I wonder if the new owners were White if you'd all be giving the same chat then????'!!!! Loosers go support Burnley if you aren't happy and think we ate going down!! Et a grip!!!
Race, religion, colour, creed. It doesn't come into it. You have a bunch of people who probably just wanted to get a foot in the European poultry market and they have thought what better way than to make yourself high profile by buying a premiership club. They don't give a toss about Rovers and there will be many more unwanted input from these non footballing people. They are only interested in their money. It's about being realistic, wake up. I am taking the view that Venky's are bad for Rovers from the little I have seen so far, non of it good, not even the amount of money being banded around will see Rovers able to compete as a top 5 club. If I am wrong than there will be no-one happier and I will be the first to hold my hand up and say I was wrong. Unfortunately experience tells me I am more likely to be trying to stop myself from telling all you pie in the sky numpties............

. I told you so.
But again here you are assuming that they want to get into the european Market by buying us! Stop assuming and get behind the team and club!!
I agree we shuda had a man to replace sam and that now venkys it is time u put your money where your mouth is!!
[quote][p][bold]timeforcommonsense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rover78[/bold] wrote: Can I just ask how all these numptys who keep saying we will go down know this? Are u all mind readers or something?! Get behind the team, steve keane and the new owners it get a taxi to turf moor! I'll flipping pay for it! Get a grip u mindless idiots!! I wonder if the new owners were White if you'd all be giving the same chat then????'!!!! Loosers go support Burnley if you aren't happy and think we ate going down!! Et a grip!!![/p][/quote]Race, religion, colour, creed. It doesn't come into it. You have a bunch of people who probably just wanted to get a foot in the European poultry market and they have thought what better way than to make yourself high profile by buying a premiership club. They don't give a toss about Rovers and there will be many more unwanted input from these non footballing people. They are only interested in their money. It's about being realistic, wake up. I am taking the view that Venky's are bad for Rovers from the little I have seen so far, non of it good, not even the amount of money being banded around will see Rovers able to compete as a top 5 club. If I am wrong than there will be no-one happier and I will be the first to hold my hand up and say I was wrong. Unfortunately experience tells me I am more likely to be trying to stop myself from telling all you pie in the sky numpties............ . I told you so.[/p][/quote]But again here you are assuming that they want to get into the european Market by buying us! Stop assuming and get behind the team and club!! I agree we shuda had a man to replace sam and that now venkys it is time u put your money where your mouth is!! Rover78
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11:01am Sat 18 Dec 10

timeforcommonsense says...

Get behind the team????? Like the Captain of the Titanic? Or get behind the team by protesting about Venky's ownership of the club because all they have done is spout b'locks and scare the sh*** out of anyone who has a bit of forward vision???? Is it a wise man who watches his house burn and says it might still burn itself out or do you grab the hose pipe and sort it out. People should be up in arms not so much about the treatment of Big Sam, it was his own fault, the defence had been atrocious for too long with nothing changing but people should be up in arms about the laughable crap these people are coming out with about OUR club. Let's compete in the top 5 of the premiership and here's a whole 5 million pounds to get us there, wuppdee doooo that's like your out of touch dad giving you a fiver and saying here take yourself away on holiday for a week. They got a bargain bucket, buying a club for less than some teams spend on one player and their purse strings are open, but they're clutching the bag hard.........
Get behind the team????? Like the Captain of the Titanic? Or get behind the team by protesting about Venky's ownership of the club because all they have done is spout b'locks and scare the sh*** out of anyone who has a bit of forward vision???? Is it a wise man who watches his house burn and says it might still burn itself out or do you grab the hose pipe and sort it out. People should be up in arms not so much about the treatment of Big Sam, it was his own fault, the defence had been atrocious for too long with nothing changing but people should be up in arms about the laughable crap these people are coming out with about OUR club. Let's compete in the top 5 of the premiership and here's a whole 5 million pounds to get us there, wuppdee doooo that's like your out of touch dad giving you a fiver and saying here take yourself away on holiday for a week. They got a bargain bucket, buying a club for less than some teams spend on one player and their purse strings are open, but they're clutching the bag hard......... timeforcommonsense
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12:00pm Sat 18 Dec 10

Rishtonian says...

any one want to buy my season ticket
I will not be at back at ewood till Venky's have gone
any one want to buy my season ticket I will not be at back at ewood till Venky's have gone Rishtonian
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12:18pm Sat 18 Dec 10

"007" says...

Rishtonian wrote:
any one want to buy my season ticket
I will not be at back at ewood till Venky's have gone
Ok, cal me on 07860944128
[quote][p][bold]Rishtonian[/bold] wrote: any one want to buy my season ticket I will not be at back at ewood till Venky's have gone[/p][/quote]Ok, cal me on 07860944128 "007"
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12:33pm Sat 18 Dec 10

Rishtonian says...

On second thought think I will just leave the seat EMPTY as an act of protest
On second thought think I will just leave the seat EMPTY as an act of protest Rishtonian
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4:51pm Sat 18 Dec 10

Paul S. says...

What's this? Graham Tayor boycotting poultry this Christmas?
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I'm sure Venky's will be cacking themselves and Ms. Desai will surely reinstate Big Sam forthwith.
What's this? Graham Tayor boycotting poultry this Christmas? . I'm sure Venky's will be cacking themselves and Ms. Desai will surely reinstate Big Sam forthwith. Paul S.
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8:19am Sun 19 Dec 10

Rover78 says...

Think you anti venkys bafoons need to realise that the walker trust wanted NOTHING more to do with us for the past couple of years and have been trying to sell us. These are the only peoe who have followed through with the talk and bought us out.
Very simple people rovers fans are. So easily led and influenced by the media it's unbelievable!! Pillocks!!!!
Think you anti venkys bafoons need to realise that the walker trust wanted NOTHING more to do with us for the past couple of years and have been trying to sell us. These are the only peoe who have followed through with the talk and bought us out. Very simple people rovers fans are. So easily led and influenced by the media it's unbelievable!! Pillocks!!!! Rover78
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